[Samba] Filename problem (filenames containing slashes aka. \
shobson-lists at colony.com
Tue Sep 21 14:10:08 GMT 2004
>as far i know,
>\ / are interpreted as path signs, i am not clear why any software
>should interpret this in another way.
>using special signs as filenames are a bug in user brain not in the
>software of fileservers, whatever you use
Except that the Mac uses neither (internally it uses ':' as a path
element separator) and both are valid for use in filenames (as are ?,
*, -, and a whole pile more). So in the context of the original
query, there is no element "bug in user brain" - the users have
simply been using what the OS allows.
Interestingly, with OS X if I create a folder called Test/Folder, in
a terminal shell ls shows it as Test:Folder.
PS - and no this isn't an attempt to start a "my OS is better than yours" war !
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